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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Sciences (MS) - Thesis Track


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Program Requirements


Complete 30 credits from at least nine courses including two core courses, one skills course, one ethics course, one School for the Environment seminar, one thesis course, and nine to ten credits of electives.

Capstone: Complete a masters thesis.

Students may apply to transfer to the Environmental Sciences (PhD)  program from the thesis track upon completion of the core course requirements.

Minimum grade: No courses with a grade below B may be applied toward the program. Students who earn a B- in two courses will be considered no longer in good standing and may be dismissed from the program. Students who receive a grade below C in any graduate course will be dismissed from the program.
Grading basis: Courses must be taken graded unless the course is only offered on a satisfactory.unsatisfactory basis.
GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required from all courses applied toward the program.
Residency: Graduate course credits earned at another institution, as a non-degree student, or in another department may only be applied to the program with approval from the thesis/project advisor and graduate program director.
Course level: No more than one course taken at UMass Boston at the 300/400-level may be applied toward the program with approval of the thesis/project advisor and graduate program director.
Statute of limitations: Seven years.

Course Requirements


Skills Course (3 Credits)


Complete one from below.

Another course may be taken with approval of the masters thesis/project committee.

Ethics Course (1 Credit)


School for the Environment Seminar (2 Credits)


All masters students must attend seminar each week throughout their enrollment in the program. A maximum of two credits will be earned from the seminar course.

Thesis Course (6 Credits)


Electives (9 or 10 Credits)


Select courses and independent research hours to fulfill 30 credit hour requirement.

Students may select from any of the courses above not already taken or from 600-level or higher courses approved by their faculty mentor.

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